The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 70 77 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.73% 17.42% 15.92%
As % of the Vendors category 28.00% 38.89% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 57 65 72
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
250 198 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 49.02% 44.80% 46.71%
Number of salaries quoted 220 167 199
Average salary £35,170 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.21% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +1 19 £40,000 +50.94% 3
Preston -9 10 £31,250 -13.79% 1
Blackburn -12 9 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Ormskirk - 5 £29,000 - 2
Burnley +4 2 £22,500 +12.50% 1
Lancaster +17 1 £29,358 -26.60%
Lytham St Annes - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 78 (47.27%) Windows
2 76 (46.06%) .NET
3 68 (41.21%) SQL Server
4 60 (36.36%) C#
5 56 (33.94%) MS Excel
6 53 (32.12%) ASP.NET
7 48 (29.09%) SQL
8 43 (26.06%) MVC
9 42 (25.45%) JavaScript
10 39 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (22.42%) CSS
12 36 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (21.21%) Active Directory
14 34 (20.61%) .NET Framework
14 34 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (19.39%) WCF
16 31 (18.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (17.58%) MS Exchange
18 28 (16.97%) jQuery
19 27 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
20 25 (15.15%) HTML
20 25 (15.15%) MS Office
21 24 (14.55%) SharePoint
22 23 (13.94%) XML
22 23 (13.94%) SQL Server 2012
23 22 (13.33%) SOAP
24 21 (12.73%) VMware
24 21 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
25 20 (12.12%) Finance
25 20 (12.12%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.55%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.30%) IIS
4 12 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.24%) Lync
7 6 (3.64%) Apache
8 5 (3.03%) SAS
8 5 (3.03%) Drupal
9 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (33.94%) MS Excel
2 25 (15.15%) MS Office
3 7 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.21%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.09%) Office 365
2 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.52%) Internet
2 18 (10.91%) DNS
3 15 (9.09%) DHCP
4 14 (8.48%) VoIP
5 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
6 12 (7.27%) Ethernet
6 12 (7.27%) NAS
7 11 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 11 (6.67%) DECT
8 9 (5.45%) LAN
8 9 (5.45%) Firewall
9 8 (4.85%) WAN
10 5 (3.03%) Wireless
10 5 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.42%) VPN
12 3 (1.82%) PBX
12 3 (1.82%) MPLS
12 3 (1.82%) OSPF
12 3 (1.82%) SAN
12 3 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (41.21%) SQL Server
2 36 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (13.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.82%) MySQL
10 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (1.21%) MS Access
10 2 (1.21%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Moq
1 11 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 11 (6.67%) NUnit
2 9 (5.45%) MSTest
3 7 (4.24%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (12.12%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.21%) Advertising
3 2 (1.21%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.61%) Billing
4 1 (0.61%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.61%) German Language
4 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (42.42%) Developer
2 33 (20.00%) Analyst
3 18 (10.91%) Software Developer
4 17 (10.30%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.70%) .NET Developer
5 16 (9.70%) Support Analyst
6 12 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.45%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.85%) Support Manager
10 7 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.24%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) IT Support
11 6 (3.64%) Developer Analyst
12 5 (3.03%) Web Developer
12 5 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Manager
12 5 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (46.06%) .NET
2 53 (32.12%) ASP.NET
3 37 (22.42%) CSS
4 34 (20.61%) .NET Framework
5 32 (19.39%) WCF
6 28 (16.97%) jQuery
7 27 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (15.15%) HTML
9 23 (13.94%) XML
10 22 (13.33%) SOAP
11 17 (10.30%) Ajax
12 13 (7.88%) Web Services
13 12 (7.27%) ADO.NET
13 12 (7.27%) XSL
14 5 (3.03%) Grails
14 5 (3.03%) Django
14 5 (3.03%) Spring.NET
14 5 (3.03%) Castle Windsor
14 5 (3.03%) Ninject
14 5 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (6.67%) Life Science
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.82%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.82%) iPhone
8 2 (1.21%) FMCG
8 2 (1.21%) Clustering
8 2 (1.21%) Tandem
8 2 (1.21%) CCTV
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.61%) EPoS
9 1 (0.61%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (47.27%) Windows
2 34 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (12.12%) Windows XP
5 13 (7.88%) Windows Vista
6 11 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.06%) Linux
8 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.82%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.06%) MVC
2 39 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.52%) ITIL
4 17 (10.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (9.70%) Performance Management
6 15 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 12 (7.27%) Load Testing
7 12 (7.27%) Web Development
7 12 (7.27%) Service Delivery
7 12 (7.27%) Multithreading
7 12 (7.27%) Parallel Computing
8 11 (6.67%) Service Desk Management
8 11 (6.67%) Software Deployment
8 11 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 11 (6.67%) TDD
9 9 (5.45%) CRM
10 8 (4.85%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.85%) Time Management
10 8 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 60 (36.36%) C#
2 48 (29.09%) SQL
3 42 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.48%) PHP
5 13 (7.88%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.27%) VB
7 10 (6.06%) Java
8 8 (4.85%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.24%) Python
10 5 (3.03%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.03%) Groovy
11 4 (2.42%) VBA
12 2 (1.21%) VB6
13 1 (0.61%) VBScript
13 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (18.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.48%) MCSE
3 13 (7.88%) Degree
4 8 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.85%) CCNA
4 8 (4.85%) MCSD
5 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.42%) MCSA
7 3 (1.82%) HNC
7 3 (1.82%) HND
7 3 (1.82%) MCP
7 3 (1.82%) CCNP
7 3 (1.82%) CCDP
7 3 (1.82%) GNVQ
7 3 (1.82%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.21%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 35 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.85%) vSphere
4 6 (3.64%) XenApp
5 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.61%) Postfix
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) SCCM
2 2 (1.21%) SCOM
2 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (12.73%) VMware
2 17 (10.30%) Cisco
3 15 (9.09%) Citrix
4 14 (8.48%) HP
5 8 (4.85%) Dell
6 7 (4.24%) Avaya
6 7 (4.24%) NetApp
7 3 (1.82%) Oracle
7 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.82%) Nortel
7 3 (1.82%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.21%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.21%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.21%) Draytek
8 2 (1.21%) Apple
8 2 (1.21%) Sage
8 2 (1.21%) IBM
8 2 (1.21%) SAP
9 1 (0.61%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.61%) ScanSafe
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Chorley
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Promethean
Salary: Competitive Package including On Call Allowance
Posted: 25 days ago
Blackpool
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